North Karelia Central Hospital

The North Karelia Central Hospital (Finnish: Pohjois-Karjalan keskussairaala) is a hospital located in the city of Joensuu in North Karelia, Finland. It was built in 1953, which makes it the oldest central hospital in the whole country.[1][2] The hospital is located near the city center of Joensuu on the top of Niinivaara, from where its white main building can be seen tens of kilometers all the way to Koli. The height of the 12-storey building is 45 meters.[3] Architects Jussi Paatela together with Olli Pöyry and Marja Pöyry were responsible for the design of the hospital buildings.[4]

North Karelia Central Hospital
Hospital District of Northern Karelia
Pohjois-Karjala Keskus sairala.JPG
Central Hospital Building in March 2014
Geography
LocationTikkamäentie 16, Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland
Coordinates62°35′28.0″N 29°46′45.1″E / 62.591111°N 29.779194°E / 62.591111; 29.779194Coordinates: 62°35′28.0″N 29°46′45.1″E / 62.591111°N 29.779194°E / 62.591111; 29.779194
Services
Helipad(ICAO: EFJE)
History
Opened1953
Links
Websitewww.siunsote.fi
ListsHospitals in Finland

In North Karelia, the hospital provides special medical services in a total of 166,400 inhabitants in 13 municipalities.[5] The hospital also has a helipad (ICAO: EFJE) for patient transport.[6]

The North Karelia Hospital District is under the special responsibility of Kuopio University Hospital.[7] Part of the specialist care is provided in the area of special responsibility at the university hospital in the area.[8] The North Karelia Central Hospital does not have open heart surgery and neurosurgery;[9] by decree of the Finnish Government, for example, organ transplants are centralized throughout the country at Helsinki University Central Hospital and hyperbaric oxygen treatment at Turku University Hospital.[10]

The hospital serves as a teaching hospital for social and health care and medical students.[11][12]

Further readingEdit

  • Harri Mustaniemi: Rautainen operatsionipöytä, Pohjois-Karjalan sairaanhoidon historiikki. Joensuu, 1996. (in Finnish)
  • Helena Hirvonen: Tikkamäki - terveyden temppeli, Pohjois-Karjalan keskussairaalan historia 1953-2016. ISBN 978-952-9793-79-2. (in Finnish)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ YLE: Köyhän ja vaivaisen kansan sairaala juhlii pyöreitä Joensuussa (in Finnish)
  2. ^ MTVuutiset: Hoitaja muistelee ensimmäistä keskussairaalaa - poika tuli puukko sydämessä (in Finnish)
  3. ^ "Keretin kaivostorni selvästi korkein". Karjalainen (in Finnish): 5. April 2, 2008.
  4. ^ "Terveyttä kaikille –keskussairaalat 1940-luvulta 1980-luvulle" (PDF). Terhi Lehtimäki Arkkitehtitoimisto Hanna Lyytinen Oy 2014 (in Finnish). Finnish Heritage Agency. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  5. ^ "Siun sote" (in Finnish). Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  6. ^ "Helikopterilentopaikat" (PDF) (in Finnish). ANS Finland. January 28, 2021. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  7. ^ "Valtioneuvoston asetus erityistason sairaanhoidon erityisvastuualueista 156/2017". Finnlex (in Finnish). March 16, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  8. ^ "Sairaanhoitopiirit ja erityisvastuualueet" (in Finnish). Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  9. ^ "Pohjois-Karjalan keskussairaala". Siun sote (in Finnish). Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  10. ^ "Sairaaloiden työnjako uudistuu vuonna 2018 - tiettyjä leikkauksia ja vaativaa hoitoa keskitetään" (in Finnish). Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. August 24, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  11. ^ "Kun olet sairaalassa". Siun sote - Pohjois-Karjalan sosiaali- ja terveyspalvelujen kuntayhtymä (in Finnish). Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  12. ^ "Siun sote opetusorganisaationa". Siun sote (in Finnish). Retrieved January 21, 2022.

External linksEdit

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